One of the hottest shows on MotorTrend’s YouTube channel is Roadkill. Correction: One of the hottest automotive shows on all of YouTube is Roadkill. Every episode is an unscripted, low-budget buddy comedy/road movie, with Hot Rod editors David Freibuger and Mike Finnegan serving as the latter-day, mechanically-inclined Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. You don’t have to love American V8s – or even cars period – to enjoy their shenanigans.
Case-in-point: This newest episode, which chronicles the guys’ most ambitious/harebrained quest yet. It involves driving a genuine World War II era military Jeep that a previous owner had turned into a Chevy-powered, airbag-suspended street rod from Hot Rod’s suburban L.A. H.Q. to a bar out in the desert near Parker, Arizona. Oh, and most of the Jeep’s vital systems – i.e. brakes, suspension, transmission, etc. – are suspect at best. How can that not lead to great television, er, internet?